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KR101595384B1
KR101595384B1 KR1020090066028A KR20090066028A KR101595384B1 KR 101595384 B1 KR101595384 B1 KR 101595384B1 KR 1020090066028 A KR1020090066028 A KR 1020090066028A KR 20090066028 A KR20090066028 A KR 20090066028A KR 101595384 B1 KR101595384 B1 KR 101595384B1
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    • Y02DCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES [ICT], I.E. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AIMING AT THE REDUCTION OF THIR OWN ENERGY USE
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Abstract

The present invention provides a wireless communication system including a main body having a wireless communication module; A band connected to both sides of the body, the band being worn on the wrist; And a heat discharging unit extending outward from the body and positioned in the band, and discharging heat generated inside the body to the outside of the body.

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[0001] WATCH TYPE MOBILE TERMINAL [0002]

The present invention relates to a watch-type mobile terminal which can be worn on the wrist.

A mobile terminal is a portable device that is portable and has one or more functions such as voice and video call function, information input / output function, and data storage function.

As the functions of the mobile terminal are diversified, for example, the mobile terminal has complicated functions such as photographing and photographing of a moving picture, reproduction of music or video file, reception of a game and broadcasting, and the like in the form of a multimedia player .

In addition, mobile terminals are regarded as personal items to express their individuality, and various designs are required. This design requirement may include structural changes and improvements that make the mobile terminal more convenient to use.

Such a structural change and improvement can be considered for a watch-type mobile terminal that can be worn on the wrist. Since the watch-type mobile terminal has a function as a clock as well as a function of a mobile terminal, miniaturization of the size and thickness, simplification of slimming, and simplification of design are very important issues in the design of a watch-type mobile terminal.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention has been made in view of the above-described problems, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a watch structure in which a mounting space of input means is minimized to reduce the size and thickness of the watch- .

The present invention also provides a structure in which a user can conveniently turn on / off the power of the watch-type mobile terminal.

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication module including a body having a wireless communication module, a band connected to both ends of the body, and a buckle attached to the band, And a signal generator mounted on the buckle unit and electrically connected to the body to generate a signal for turning on the power of the body when the buckle unit is connected .

The buckle unit includes a first buckle portion connected to a first band connected to one end of the main body, a second buckle portion connected to a second band connected to the other end of the main body, Or detachment of the fastening portion. Here, the signal generating unit may be disposed in at least one of the first and second buckle units.

The signal generator may be configured to turn off power to the main body when the buckle unit is disconnected.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication module including a body having a wireless communication module, a band connected to both ends of the body, a buckle unit mounted on the band and attaching and detaching the band to and from the wrist, And an operation unit for inputting information to the main body by an operation of the operation unit.

The operation unit may be configured to input to the main body at least one of an on / off command of the main body power supply, a call command, a cancel command, a movement command of a cursor or a pointer,

The operation unit may be configured to input an execution command of a predetermined operation mode to the main body.

The operation unit may include at least one key button mounted on a side surface of the buckle unit so as to be pushed and a switch mounted on a substrate inside the buckle unit and generating a signal as the key button is pressed .

The operation unit may include a slider slidably mounted on an outer surface of the buckle unit and a switch disposed inside the buckle unit and generating a signal in response to sliding movement of the slider.

The present invention minimizes the size and thickness of the watch-type mobile terminal by arranging the input means of the watch-type terminal in the buckle unit and minimizing the mounting space of the input means, thereby realizing a simple design.

Further, the present invention provides a structure for turning on the power of the watch-type terminal when the buckle unit is connected, thereby allowing the user to conveniently turn on / off the power of the terminal.

Hereinafter, a watch-type mobile terminal according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. The suffix "module" and " part "for the components used in the following description are given or mixed in consideration of ease of specification, and do not have their own meaning or role.

The mobile terminal described in this specification may include a mobile phone, a smart phone, a digital broadcasting terminal, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player), navigation and the like.

1 is a perspective view of a watch-type mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

1, a watch-type mobile terminal includes a main body 110 and a band 120 connected to both sides of the main body 110. As shown in FIG.

The main body 110 includes a wireless communication module 181 (see FIG. 7), and is configured to transmit / receive a wireless signal to / from the mobile communication base station.

The case (casing, housing, cover, etc.) constituting the external appearance of the main body 110 is formed of synthetic resin or metal material such as stainless steel (STS) or titanium (Ti). Various electronic components are embedded in the space formed inside the case.

The case may be formed by the front case 111 and the rear case 112. At least one intermediate case may be additionally disposed between the front case 111 and the rear case 112.

The front case 111 and the rear case 111 may be formed by injection molding synthetic resin, or may be formed of a metal such as stainless steel. The front case 111 and the rear case 112 form an internal space in which various electronic components are embedded.

The band 120 is formed to be worn on the wrist or arm of the user. The band 150 may be formed of leather or rubber, plastics, or a metal material, and may be formed by stacking a plurality of single layers to form a multi-layered structure.

The band 120 may include a first band 121 connected to one end of the main body 110 and a second band 122 connected to the other end of the main body 110.

Between the first band 121 and the second band 122, a buckle unit 130 for attaching and detaching the band 120 to the user's wrist or arm is mounted. The buckle unit 130 attaches or detaches the band 120 (or the mobile terminal) to the user's wrist by a connection and disconnection operation.

The buckle unit 130 may be configured to tighten or unfasten the first band 121 and the second band 122 or to fasten or disengage the end of the first band and the end of the second band .

The display unit 113, the sound output unit 114, the image input unit 115, or the user input unit 116 may be disposed on the main body 110.

The display unit 113 occupies most of the main surface of the front case 111. The display unit 113 may be a liquid crystal display, a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display, an organic light-emitting diode, a flexible display, a three-dimensional display 3D display) and the like.

The display unit 113 may further include a touch sensor so as to receive input of information by a user's touch. The touch sensor can be configured to detect the touch input pressure as well as the touch input position and area. The display unit 113 equipped with the touch sensor forms a touch screen.

The sound output unit 114 may include a receiver or a loudspeaker.

The image input unit 115 may be implemented in the form of a camera module for capturing an image or a moving image of a user.

The user input unit 116 is a device operated to receive a command for controlling the operation of the watch-type mobile terminal. For example, the user input unit 116 may be implemented by a dome switch or a touch screen that can receive a command or information by a push or touch operation of a user, a wheel that rotates the key, a jog method, Or the like.

2 is a rear perspective view of the watch-type mobile terminal of FIG.

A detachable cover 112a and a connection terminal 118 may be mounted on the rear case 112.

The cover 112a may be formed by injecting a synthetic resin or may be formed to have a metal material such as stainless steel (STS) or titanium (Ti) or the like. The cover 112a can be mounted in the central area of the rear case 112 so as to be detachable when the internal parts are repaired.

The connection terminals 118 are connected to an external charging device or a data transmission / reception device, and serve as a path for supplying power to the main body 110 or transmitting / receiving data.

3 is a perspective view showing a configuration of a buckle unit according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The buckle unit 130 includes a first buckle portion and a second buckle portion which are fastenable to each other. The first and second buckle portions can be formed in any form as long as they are connected to the first and second bands 121 and 122 and are fastened or detached from each other by a fastening portion.

According to the present embodiment, the 'first buckle portion' is realized in a form having an internal space in which various components are mounted, which may be referred to as a buckle body 131. The 'second buckle part' has the form of a plate extending from the second band, which may be called a fastening plate 132.

One end of the buckle main body 131 is connected to the first band 121 and one end of the fastening plate 132 is connected to the second band 122. A connecting member 139 may be connected to the buckle main body 131 and the connecting plate 132 and the connecting member 139 may be rotatably connected to the buckle main body 131 and the connecting plate 132.

The buckle body 131 and the fastening plate 132 can be fastened or detached from each other. For this purpose, a fastening part for fastening or separating the buckle main body 131 and the fastening plate 132 may be provided.

The present embodiment is an example of a fastening portion and shows a protrusion 134 formed on a fastening plate 132 and a locker (not shown) mounted inside the buckle main body 131. The locker may be configured to release the restraint of the protrusion 134 as the unlocking button 135 of the buckle main body 131 is depressed, do.

Various electronic components can be mounted inside the buckle main body 131, and they are electrically connected to the main body 110 by the flexible circuit board 136. The first band 121 is formed with a through hole 137 for passing through the flexible circuit board 136.

Although the present embodiment illustrates a structure in which electronic components are mounted only on the first buckle portion 131 (buckle body), electronic components may be mounted on both the first and second buckle portions. In this case, the two flexible circuit boards are connected to the first and second buckle portions, respectively, so that they are connected to the main body 110 through the first and second bands 121 and 122.

4A and 4B are cross-sectional views of a buckle unit according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

4A shows a 'connected state' in which the buckle body 131 and the fastening plate 132 are fastened together. FIG. 4B shows a state in which the buckle body 131 and the fastening plate 132 Disconnected state ".

The buckle unit 130 includes a signal generating unit 140 that generates a signal for turning on the power of the main body 110 when the buckle unit 130 is connected. The signal generating unit 140 and the main body 110 are electrically connected to each other by a flexible circuit board 136.

The signal generating unit 140 transmits a signal for turning on the power of the main body 110 to the main body 110 when the buckle unit 130 is switched from the disconnection state to the connected state, 110 are switched from the power OFF state to the power ON state.

The signal generator 140 turns off the main body 110 when the buckle unit 130 is disconnected, that is, when the buckle main body 131 and the fastening plate 132 are separated from each other .

4A, the signal generator 140 may be implemented in the form of a switch 140 mounted on the buckle main body 131. As shown in FIG. The switch 140 is mounted on the back surface of the buckle main body 131 so as to be pushed and is configured to generate a signal for turning on the power of the main body 110 by the pressing operation.

The switch 140 is pressed and operated by being in contact with the fastening plate 132 or the connecting member 139 as the buckle body 131 and the fastening plate 132 are fastened, A signal for turning on the power of the main body 110 is generated.

4C shows an operating state of the watch-type mobile terminal according to the operation of the signal generator. The signal generated from the switch 140 is transmitted to the main body 110 and the main body 110 is switched from the power OFF state to the power ON state. In this case, the display unit 113 of the main body 110 outputs the preset time information. In this figure, a clock-like graphic representing the current time is output.

The signal generator 140 is mounted on both the first and second buckle parts 131 and 132 and the signal generator 140 is mounted on both the first and second buckle parts 131 and 132, It would be possible to be located in one.

5 is a cross-sectional view of a buckle unit according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

The buckle unit 230 related to the present embodiment has the same configuration as the previous embodiment except for the fastening portion 133 and the signal generating portion 140 of the previous embodiment. In this drawing, the same reference numerals are given to the same components as those of the previous embodiment.

According to the present embodiment, the fastening portion 233 is implemented in the form of a pair of magnets 234 and 235 mounted on the first and second buckle portions 231 and 232, respectively. A first magnet 234 is disposed inside the buckle body 231 (first buckle portion), and a second magnet 235 is disposed on the front surface of the fastening plate 232 (second buckle portion). The first and second magnets 234 and 235 are arranged so that the faces facing each other have opposite polarities.

The second magnet 235 is inserted into the engaging groove 238 of the buckle main body 231 as the buckle body 231 and the engaging plate 232 are overlapped. At this time, the second magnet 235 is attached to the coupling groove 238 by the attraction with the first magnet 234 located at one side of the coupling groove 238.

The signal generator is implemented in the form of a magnetic sensor 240 that senses the intensity of the magnetic field generated in at least one of the magnets. The magnetic sensor 240 senses whether or not the buckle unit 230 is connected through the change of the magnetic field strength occurring between the first magnet 234 and the second magnet 235. When the buckle unit 230 is switched to the connected state, the magnetic sensor generates a signal and transmits it to the main body 110.

Although the switch 140 and the magnetic sensor 240 have been described as examples of the 'signal generating unit' in the above description, the signal generating unit may be configured to detect whether the first buckle unit 131 or 231 and the second buckle unit 132 or 232 are engaged, 130, and 230 may be connected to each other to generate a signal. For example, the signal generator may be implemented in the form of a touch sensor that senses contact between the first buckle portion 131, 231 and the second buckle portion 132, 232. In this case, the touch sensor is mounted on any one of the first buckle part 131, 231 and the second buckle part 132, 232 so as to be in contact with the other one and generate a signal according to the contact with the other one.

FIG. 6 is a plan view of a buckle unit according to a third embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 7 is a sectional view showing the internal structure of the buckle unit shown in FIG. In the drawings, the same reference numerals are given to the same and similar components as the previous embodiments.

Referring to FIG. 6, the buckle unit 330 related to the present embodiment includes at least one operation unit 350, 360 for inputting information to the main body 110 by user's operation.

The operation units 350 and 360 include a first operation unit 350 and a second operation unit 360 mounted on both sides of the buckle main body 331. In this embodiment, Although the present embodiment illustrates that the operation units 350 and 360 are mounted on the first buckle part 351 (buckle body), the operation units 350 and 360 may be mounted on the 'second buckle part' 2 buckle portion '.

7, the operation units 350 and 360 include key buttons 351 and 361 that are mounted on the buckle unit 330, specifically, on the side surfaces of the buckle main body 331 so as to be pushed in motion, and key buttons 351 and 361, And switches 352 and 362 that generate signals as they operate.

The switches 352 and 362 are mounted on the boards 353 and 363 in the buckle main body 331 and are deformed as they are pressed by the key buttons 351 and 361 pressed. Accordingly, the contacts formed on the substrates 353 and 363 are connected to generate signals.

The main board 338 may be mounted inside the buckle main body 331 and the boards 353 and 363 formed with the main board 338 and the switches 352 and 362 may be connected to the main body 110 by the flexible circuit board 336 And is electrically connected.

The operation units 350 and 360 can be set to input various kinds of commands to the main body 110. [ As an example of these commands, a command for turning on / off the power of the main body 100, a call command for calling (or a call connection command), a cancel command for canceling a previously input command, , An adjustment command for adjusting the volume of sound or graphics (e.g., volume), and the like.

It is also possible to apply the configurations described in the previous embodiments, that is, the configurations in which the power source of the main body 110 is turned on when the buckle units 130 and 230 are connected, to the buckle unit 330 related to the present embodiment . In this case, the switch 140, the magnetic sensor 240, and the like of the foregoing embodiments can be mounted on the main board 338. [

8 is a front view of the mobile terminal showing an example of the operating states of the operation units of Fig. FIG. 8 exemplifies a telephone call using the watch-type mobile terminal.

When the display unit 151 is implemented in the form of a touch screen, the display unit 151 displays soft keys 113a that are displayed in numerals so that a telephone number can be input. At this time, when the soft key 151a is touched, a number corresponding to the touched soft key 151a is displayed in the output window 151b.

According to the present embodiment, the first operation unit 350 is set to perform a call connection command (or. Send command), and the second operation unit 360 performs a minimum command for canceling the previously performed command Is set

When the first operation unit 350 is operated after the soft key 151 is touched and a phone number to be called is input, a call connection to the phone number displayed on the output window 151b is attempted.

In addition, when the telephone number is erroneously input, the second input unit 360 can be canceled. This figure shows that the numeral '9' previously input by the operation of the second operation unit 360 is cleared.

9 is a front view of the mobile terminal showing another example of the operating states of the operating units of Fig.

The operation units 350 and 360 can be configured to input an execution command of a predetermined operation mode to the main body 110. [ Such an operation mode may include at least one of various types of operation modes such as a standby mode, a menu display mode, a telephone mode, and a text message transmission / reception mode.

The present embodiment illustrates that the first operation unit 350 is set to input the execution command of the telephone mode and the second operation unit 360 is set to input the execution command of the menu display mode. The watchdog mobile terminal can be set to output a graphic representing the current time in the standby mode as shown in the figure.

When the first operation unit 350 is operated in the standby mode, the telephone mode is executed and soft keys 113a for inputting a telephone number are displayed on the display unit 113. [

Also, when the second operation unit 360 is operated in the standby mode, the menu display mode is executed and icons 113c indicating various functions of the mobile terminal are displayed on the display unit 113. [ The user can touch the icon 113c to activate the corresponding function.

The commands to be assigned to the first and second operation units 350 and 360 may be preset or may be configured to be selectable by the user. In this case, the user will be able to assign frequently used commands to the first and second operation units 350, 360.

10 is a side view of the buckle unit according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention, and Fig. 11 is a plan view of the buckle unit of Fig. In the drawings, the same reference numerals are given to the same and similar components as the previous embodiments.

The buckle unit 430 related to the present embodiment has the same configuration as the buckle unit 330 of the third embodiment except for the operation units 350 and 360. [ The operation unit 450 of this embodiment includes a buckle unit 430, specifically, a slider 451 slidably mounted on the outer surface of the buckle main body 431. When the watch-type mobile terminal is worn on the wrist, the slider 451 is mounted on the outer side of the buckle unit 430.

The operation unit 450 generates a signal for inputting a command to the main body 110 as the slider 451 is slid in at least one direction.

10 and 11, the operation unit 450 according to the present embodiment is configured such that the slider 451 can be moved in both directions. When the slider 451 moves in one direction, the operation unit 450 inputs a predetermined command preset in the main body 110. When the slider 451 moves in the other direction, Enter the command.

As the slider 451 is moved in different directions, the commands inputted respectively to the main body can be set to correspond to the commands assigned to the first and second operation units 350 and 360 of the previous embodiment.

For example, when the slider 451 moves to the left in FIG. 11, the operation unit 450 inputs a call connection command to the main body 110, and when the slider moves to the right in FIG. 11, May be set to input a command to cancel the command previously input to the main body 110. [

10 and 11 illustrate that the slider 451 moves in the left and right directions. However, when the watch-type mobile terminal is worn on the wrist, the slider 451 moves in the vertical direction with reference to the view of FIG. 1 Will be.

FIG. 12A is a view showing the slider separated from the buckle unit, and FIG. 12B is a sectional view of the buckle unit shown in FIG.

A slide portion 451a is formed on the back surface of the slider 451 and the slide portion 451a is slidably mounted on the buckle main body 431. [

On the side wall of the buckle main body 431, switches 452 and 453 for generating signals in accordance with the sliding movement of the slider 451 are mounted. The switches 452 and 453 may include first and second switches 452 and 453 mounted on both side walls of the buckle body 431, respectively. The first and second switches 452 and 453 are disposed so as to be in contact with both ends of the slider 451 in accordance with the sliding movement of the slider 451.

The first switch 452 is pressed by the slide portion 451a to generate a signal as the slider 451 moves in one direction and the second switch 453 is turned on as the slider 451 moves in the other direction And is pressed by the slide portion 451a to generate a signal.

The first and second switches 452 and 453 of the present embodiment may be modified into various forms as long as the first and second switches 452 and 453 detect the movement of the slider 451 and generate a signal.

Return springs 454 and 455 are mounted between the opposite ends of the slide portion 451 and the side walls of the buckle main body 431 to return the slider 451 to its original position when the slider 451 is moved.

13 is a perspective view showing an example of the operating state of the operating unit shown in Fig.

The first and second switches 452 and 453 can generate a signal for moving at least one of the cursor, pointer, graphic, and icon displayed on the display unit 113 in the moving direction of the slider.

This figure illustrates the output of the phone book on the display unit 113, and a plurality of items in the phone book can be implemented in the form of a list.

The pointer 113e may be located in one of these items, and the user may select the item where the pointer 113e is located and output the telephone number of the item.

At this time, when the slider 451 moves upward, the pointer 113e moves to the item located on the upper side of the current item. In addition, when the slider 451 moves downward, the pointer 113e moves from the current item to the item located at the lower side. That is, the slider 451 mounted on the buckle unit 430 enables scrolling input to the main body.

Fig. 14 is a perspective view showing another example of the operating state of the operating unit shown in Fig. 10; Fig.

This drawing shows that the graphic or icon displayed on the display unit 113 is moved by using the slider 451. [

A plurality of graphics 113f (or icons) are displayed on the display unit 113 by reducing the photographs stored in the memory. The currently selected graphic 113f is displayed at the center of the screen in a large size, and the graphics 113g and 113h in the front and rear order of the selected graphic are displayed small on the upper and lower sides thereof.

When the slider 451 moves upward, the graphic 113h positioned on the lower side of the currently selected graphic 113f moves upward and is displayed in a larger size. When the slider 451 moves downward, the graphic 113h located on the upper side of the currently selected graphic 113f moves downward and is displayed in a larger size.

15 is a block diagram of a watch-type mobile terminal according to the present invention.

15, a watch mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a display unit 113, an audio output unit 114, an image input unit 115, a user input unit 116, a power supply unit 189, A control unit 180, a wireless communication module 181, a memory 184, a broadcast receiving module 185, a sensing unit 186, an acoustic input unit 187, and an interface 188.

The control unit 180 typically controls the overall operation of the watchdog mobile terminal. For example, voice communication, data communication, video communication, and the like.

The wireless communication module 181 transmits / receives a wireless signal to / from a mobile communication base station through an antenna. A transmission unit 162 for transmitting and receiving voice data, character data, image data, and control data under the control of the control unit 160 and for modulating and transmitting a signal to be transmitted for this purpose; 183).

The user input unit 116 provides the control unit 180 with key input data that the user inputs for controlling the operation of the terminal. The user input unit 116 includes a dome switch, a touch pad (static / static), a jog wheel, a jog switch, and the like.

The image input unit 115 processes image frames such as still images or moving images obtained by the image sensor in the video communication mode or the photographing mode. The processed image frame is converted into image data that can be displayed on the display unit 113 and output to the display unit 113.

The image frame processed by the image input unit 115 is stored in the memory 184 under control of the control unit 180 or transmitted to the outside through the wireless communication module 181. [

The sound input unit 117 receives an external sound signal by a microphone in a communication mode, a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, or the like, and processes it as electrical voice data. The processed voice data is converted into a form that can be transmitted to the mobile communication base station via the wireless communication module 181 in the communication mode, and is output to the wireless communication module 181. In the record mode, the processed voice data is output to be stored in the memory 184. [

The sound input unit 117 may be implemented with various noise reduction algorithms for eliminating noise generated in the process of receiving an external sound signal.

The display unit 113 displays and outputs information processed by the watch-type mobile terminal. For example, when the watchdog mobile terminal is in a call mode, a UI (User Interface) or GUI (Graphic User Interface) associated with a call is displayed and output under the control of the controller 180. When the watch-type mobile terminal is in the video communication mode or the photographing mode, the control unit 180 displays and displays the photographed image or UI, GUI, and the like. When the display unit 113 includes a touch screen, the display unit 113 is used as an input device in addition to the output device.

The sound output unit 114 outputs sound data received from the wireless communication module 181 under the control of the control unit 180 in the call signal reception mode, the communication mode or the recording mode, the voice recognition mode, Converts the stored sound data and outputs it to the outside.

Also, the sound output unit 114 outputs sound signals related to functions (e.g., call signal reception sound, message reception sound, etc.) performed in the watch-type mobile terminal.

The sensing unit 186 senses the current state of the watch-type mobile terminal, such as the position of the watch-type mobile terminal, the presence of the user, the presence or absence of connection of the buckle unit 130, . And a sensing function related to whether or not the power supply unit 170 is powered on, whether the interface 188 is connected to an external device, and the like.

The interface 188 may include a wired / wireless headset, an external charger, a wired / wireless data port, a card socket (e.g., a memory card, a SIM / UIM card) It serves as an interface with all connected external devices. The interface 119 receives data from an external device or receives power from the external device to transmit the data to each component in the watchdog mobile terminal or to transmit data in the watchdog mobile terminal to an external device.

The memory 184 may store a program for processing and controlling the control unit 180 and may have a function for temporarily storing input / output data (e.g., a phone book, a message, a still image, .

The memory 184 stores a program for controlling the operation of the watchdog mobile terminal related to the present invention. Such a memory 184 may be a known hard disk, a card type memory (e.g., SD or XD memory, etc.) , Flash memory, RAM, ROM, and the like.

The broadcast receiving module 185 receives broadcast signals transmitted through satellite or terrestrial waves, converts the received broadcast signals into broadcast data formats that can be output to the sound output unit 114 and the display unit 113, and outputs the broadcast data formats to the controller 180. In addition, the broadcast receiving module 185 receives additional data (e.g., EPG (Electric Program Guide), channel list, etc.) related to broadcasting. The broadcast data and the additional data converted by the broadcast receiving module 185 may be stored in the memory 184. [

The power supply unit 189 receives external power and internal power under the control of the controller 180 and supplies power required for operation of the respective components.

The above-described watch mobile terminal is not limited to the configuration and method of the embodiments described above, but all or some of the embodiments may be selectively combined so that various modifications may be made to the embodiments.

1 is a front perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;

2 is a rear perspective view of a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;

3 is a perspective view showing a configuration of a buckle unit according to an embodiment of the present invention;

4A and 4B are cross-sectional views of a buckle unit in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention.

4C is a front view showing an operation state of the watch-type mobile terminal according to the operation of the signal generator;

5 is a cross-sectional view of a buckle unit in accordance with a second embodiment of the present invention.

6 is a plan view of a buckle unit according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

7 is a sectional view showing the internal structure of the buckle unit shown in Fig. 6;

8 is a front view of the mobile terminal showing an example of the operating state of the operating units of Fig.

9 is a front view of the mobile terminal showing another example of the operating states of the operating units of Fig.

10 is a side view of a buckle unit according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

11 is a plan view of the buckle unit of Fig.

12A is a view showing the slider separated from the buckle unit;

FIG. 12B is a sectional view of the buckle unit shown in FIG. 10; FIG.

13 is a perspective view showing an example of the operating state of the operating unit of Fig.

14 is a perspective view showing another example of the operating state of the operating unit of Fig.

15 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention.

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  1. A main body having a wireless communication module;
    A band connected to both ends of the main body;
    A buckle unit mounted on the band for detachably attaching the band to the wrist by connection and disconnection operations;
    A signal generator mounted on the buckle unit and electrically connected to the body to generate a signal for turning on power of the body when the buckle unit is connected; And
    And an operation unit mounted on the buckle unit and for inputting information to the body by a user's operation,
    The operation unit includes:
    A slider slidably mounted on an outer surface of the buckle unit in both directions; And
    And first and second switches disposed in contact with both ends of the slider in the buckle unit to generate a signal according to a sliding movement of the slider.
  2. The buckle according to claim 1,
    A first buckle connected to a first band connected to one end of the main body;
    A second buckle portion connected to a second band connected to the other end of the body; And
    And a fastening portion for fastening or separating the first and second buckle members,
    Wherein the signal generator is disposed in at least one of the first and second buckle portions.
  3. 3. The apparatus according to claim 2,
    And a switch which is mounted on the first buckle part and is operated to be pressed by the contact with the second buckle part.
  4. 3. The method of claim 2,
    Wherein the fastening portion includes a pair of magnets mounted respectively to the first and second buckle portions,
    Wherein the signal generator includes a magnetic sensor mounted on at least one of the first and second buckle portions to sense a magnetic field strength of the magnets.
  5. 3. The apparatus according to claim 2,
    And a contact sensor disposed at the first buckle portion and sensing contact with the second buckle portion.
  6. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the signal generator is configured to turn off power to the main body when disconnecting the buckle unit.
  7. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the signal generator is connected to the main body by a flexible circuit board,
    Wherein the band is formed with a through hole through which the flexible circuit board passes.
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  9. The apparatus according to claim 1,
    At least one key button pivotably mounted on a side surface of the buckle unit; And
    And a switch mounted on the board in the buckle unit and generating a signal when the key button is pressed.
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  12. A main body having a wireless communication module;
    A band connected to both ends of the main body;
    A buckle unit mounted on the band, the buckle unit detachably attaching the band to the wrist; And
    And an operation unit which is mounted on one surface of the buckle unit and inputs information to the main body by a user's operation,
    The operation unit includes:
    A slider slidably mounted on an outer surface of the buckle unit in both directions; And
    And first and second switches disposed in contact with both ends of the slider in the buckle unit to generate a signal according to a sliding movement of the slider.
  13. 13. The buckle according to claim 12,
    A first buckle fixed to a first band connected to one end of the body;
    A second buckle fixed to a second band connected to the other end of the body; And
    And a fastening portion for fastening or separating the first and second buckle portions,
    Wherein the operating unit is disposed in at least one of the first and second buckle portions.
  14. 14. The method of claim 13,
    Wherein the operation unit inputs at least one of an on / off command of the main body power supply, a call command, a cancel command, a movement command of a cursor or a pointer, and a sound volume or graphic state volume adjustment command to the main body. terminal.
  15. 14. The method of claim 13,
    Wherein the operation unit inputs an execution command of an operation mode preset in the main body.
  16. 16. The method of claim 15,
    Wherein the operation mode includes at least one of a standby mode, a menu display mode, a telephone mode, and a text message transmission / reception mode.
  17. 13. The apparatus according to claim 12,
    At least one key button pivotably mounted on a side surface of the buckle unit; And
    And a switch mounted on the board in the buckle unit and generating a signal when the key button is pressed.
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  20. 13. The method of claim 12,
    Wherein the main body further comprises a display unit for outputting time information,
    Wherein the first and second switches generate a signal for moving at least one of a cursor, a pointer, a graphic, and an icon displayed on the display unit in a moving direction of the slider.
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